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Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security

Discover why leadership is just as important as strategy.

In an industry like cyber security, rapid change is inevitable. And as we continue to find new ways to defend, adapt to and get ahead of threats, the need for strong and innovative leadership is essential.

By studying the strengths and weakness of different leadership styles, you’ll gain a better understanding of how to implement projects, engage and inspire technical teams, and ultimately, create safer environments.

You'll learn how to:

  • Provide leadership and advocacy to conduct effective cyber security.
  • Investigate, review, and evaluate cyber events and cyber crimes.


1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2022

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Chief information security officer
  • Information security manager
  • Chief executive officer
  • Director
  • IT manager
  • Cyber security manager

Graduate salary

Computing & information systems (postgraduate)


How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Becoming an Effective Leader in Cyber Security
  • Leading the Organisation for Cyber Security
  • Leading High Performing cyber Security Teams
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Corporate Governance Law and Practice
  • Cyber Security Risk Management and Control
  • Cyber Security Human Capital Management

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